Re: Vancouver classy
posted at 4/12/2013 3:24 PM EDT
In response to ColonCampbell's comment:
In response to red75's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
Higher then fort mac?
I think the numbers are based on cities of a reasonable size (over 250k).
The area where this course is is absolutely beautiful. There's a park not far from it called Cates Park that is my favourite spot in the city - beaches, rain forest, ocean, mountains. Fantastic. Too bad the folks who run that course don't matchup to the surroundings.
Also, technically these folks aren't from Vancouver - the course is in the City of North Vancouver. Slicing hairs a bit there though - it's a bridge crossing away. It just plays into the narrative out here that the Canuckleheads weren't from Vancouver but were from the burbs. I will say that they're not ALL a$$holes - the oher day a fellow B's fan and I watched the Bruins game at my local pub while the Canucks game was on. They left one of the three big screens on just for the two of us and no one gave us a hard time, so they're not ALL jerks.
Actually, Northlands is a premier public course in the District of North Vancouver. One of my favorite tracks, and even more so now.
Nice to hear that..LOL
As you know, Red, the vast, overwhelming percentage of Canucks fans did not participate in the riot. There were people who went downtown that day with hammers and jars of gasoline in their backpacks. They had a specific agenda to cause havoc, knowing that they would be able to rope in drunk hockey fans (thus, the images of yobs in Canuck jerseys) into the mayhem.
It saddens me to no end that images of burning cars (to clarify, there were no buildings burned down during the riot, though there were broken windows and looting) form a lasting image of my city.
What says more, I think, about the passion of hockey fans in Vancouver, is this photo:
I wonder how many other NHL cities would attract this many people to an open-air viewing of the games?